|Amiens held an aura of poetic
justice, for the spearhead which the Canadians had driven through Germany's
last hopes was to raise those of the Allies incalcuably.
According to Gen. Sir Arthur
Currie's report, the Canadian Corps and their auxiliaries had fought against
15 German divisions, and of these ten were directly engaged and thoroughly
defeated. Five other divisions fighting astride our flanks with Australians
and French were only partially engaged. The Corps had captured 9,131 prisoners,
190 large guns and thousands of machine guns and trench mortars. The area
recaptured was over 67 square miles and represented a maximum penetration
in the 14 days of fighting of over fourteen miles.
The Canadian thrust had opened
the way for the unfolding of more of Foch's plans. On August 21st the British
3rd Army made a large-scale attack north of the Somme and on August 24th
opened up their bid to regain Bapaume.